CFAR

Why research food allergy?

The number of children with a food allergy or food-related immune disorder has increased dramatically in the last 10 years.

The Centre for Food & Allergy Research is a collaboration of experts in children’s food allergy and food-related immune disorders. It uses the latest approaches in epidemiology, immunology, paediatrics, nutrition, gastroenterology and biostatistics to investigate factors that cause, prevent and improve food allergies.

Close up of a 1 year old Asian girl being fed

WHO WE ARE AND OUR MISSION

Our mission at CFAR is to prevent future cases of food allergy, to cure existing food allergies, and to ensure that every child with food allergies can eat food safely.

TAKE PART IN A RESEARCH STUDY

Interested in taking part in food allergy research? Find out more about food allergy prevention and treatment studies that are currently accepting participants in Australia.

STAY INFORMED ABOUT FUTURE RESEARCH

If you would like to stay informed about paediatric food allergy studies recruiting participants, or if you are a researcher or clinician, contact us to get involved.

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